Piedmont E145 near Charlotte on May 4th 2024, lightning strike

Last Update: May 7, 2024 / 21:35:42 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 4, 2024

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-5802

Aircraft Registration
N660CL

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-145

ICAO Type Designator
E145

Airport ICAO Code
KCLT

A Piedmont Airlines Embraer ERJ-145 on behalf of American Airlines, registration N660CL performing flight AA-5802 from Charlotte,NC to Evansville,IN (USA) with 30 passengers and 3 crew, was climbing out of Charlotte's runway 18C when the aircraft sustained a lightning strike. In the absence of any abnormal indications the crew continued the flight, climbed to FL360 enroute and landed safely on Evansville's runway 22 about 65 minutes after departure.

The FAA reported: "AIRCRAFT WAS STRUCK BY LIGHTENING AND POST FLIGHT INSPECTION REVEALED DAMAGE TO THE RIGHT WING, EVANSVILLE, IN" and stated, that the lightning strike occurred during initial climb, the damage was minor.

The aircraft is still on the ground in Evansville about 77 hours (3 days 5 hours) after landing.



Metars:
KCLT 041752Z VRB04KT 10SM FEW008 SCT013 BKN080 OVC130 21/19 A3010 RMK AO2 RAE05 SLP200 P0000 60077 T02110189 10217 20183 50000 $=
KCLT 041652Z 12005KT 5SM -RA BR FEW005 BKN070 OVC100 19/18 A3011 RMK AO2 SLP203 P0008 T01940178 $=
KCLT 041552Z 08004KT 3SM RA BR FEW005 SCT030 OVC060 19/17 A3012 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT W AND NW TSE26 SLP207 TS MOV NE P0020 T01890172 $=
KCLT 041547Z 10004KT 3SM RA BR FEW005 SCT030 OVC060 18/17 A3012 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT W AND NW TSE26 TS MOV NE P0019 $=
KCLT 041535Z VRB03KT 3SM -RA BR FEW030 BKN050 OVC090 18/17 A3011 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT N AND NW TSE26 TS MOV NE P0016 T01830167 $=
KCLT 041527Z 15005KT 2 1/2SM RA BR BKN050 OVC095 18/17 A3011 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT NW-E TSE26 TS MOV NE P0014 T01830167 $=
KCLT 041517Z 15007G17KT 2 1/2SM TSRA BR FEW015 BKN030CB OVC046 18/17 A3010 RMK AO2 OCNL LTGICCC OHD, SE-SW TS OHD, SE-SW MOV NE P0011 T01830167 $=
KCLT 041500Z 17013G22KT 1 1/2SM R18C/5500VP6000FT +TSRA SCT015 BKN026CB OVC037 19/17 A3010 RMK AO2 OCNL LTGICCC OHD, SE-SW TS OHD, SE-SW MOV NE P0006 T01940167 $=
KCLT 041452Z 16015G23KT 3/4SM R18C/1800V5500FT +TSRA BR SCT015 BKN023CB OVC037 19/17 A3010 RMK AO2 PK WND 17033/1435 LTG DSNT NW-E RAB04 TSB34 SLP201 OCNL LTGICCC OHD, SE-SW TS OHD, SE-SW MOV NE P0049 60049 T01890172 53012 $=
KCLT 041440Z 17019G33KT 1/2SM R18C/3500VP6000FT +TSRA FG FEW012 BKN020CB OVC037 19/17 A3011 RMK AO2 PK WND 17033/1435 LTG DSNT ALQDS RAB04 TSB34 OCNL LTGICCC S-SW TS S-SW MOV NE P0011 T01890172 $=
KCLT 041435Z 16020G33KT 1 1/2SM R18C/2400VP6000FT TSRA BR FEW008 BKN020CB OVC037 19/17 A3011 RMK AO2 PK WND 17033/1435 LTG DSNT ALQDS RAB04 TSB34 PRESRR OCNL LTGICCC S-SW TS S-SW MOV NE P0009 T01940172 $=
KCLT 041427Z 14013G26KT 1 1/2SM +RA BR FEW008 BKN020 OVC037 19/18 A3009 RMK AO2 PK WND 13026/1423 LTG DSNT ALQDS RAB04 P0002 T01940178 $=
KCLT 041424Z 14016G26KT 2 1/2SM -RA BR SCT008 BKN011 OVC027 19/18 A3009 RMK AO2 PK WND 13026/1423 LTG DSNT ALQDS RAB04 P0001 T01940178 $=
KCLT 041413Z 13012G26KT 1 1/2SM R18C/4500VP6000FT VCTS -RA BR BKN007 BKN009 OVC011 20/18 A3008 RMK AO2 PK WND 13026/1407 LTG DSNT ALQDS RAB04 P0001 T02000178 $=
KCLT 041406Z 11012G21KT 2SM -RA BR BKN007 BKN009 OVC011 21/19 A3008 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT ALQDS RAB04 P0000 T02110189 $=
KCLT 041404Z 11009KT 2 1/2SM -RA BR BKN007 OVC011 21/19 A3009 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT ALQDS RAB04 P0000 T02110189 $=
KCLT 041352Z 11007KT 3SM BR BKN009 OVC011 21/19 A3008 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT ALQDS DZB50E52 SLP195 P0000 T02060189 $=
KCLT 041252Z 14004KT 10SM BKN012 OVC015 21/18 A3008 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT E AND SE AND NW SLP192 T02110183 $=
KCLT 041201Z 12005KT 10SM BKN012 BKN016 OVC036 21/18 A3006 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT SE T02110183 $=
KCLT 041152Z 13004KT 10SM BKN016 BKN036 OVC110 22/18 A3006 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT E SLP188 7//// T02170183 10217 20206 52013 $=
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N660CL
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
EMBRAER
Aircraft Model / Type
EMB-145LR
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
E145
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 4, 2024

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-5802

Aircraft Registration
N660CL

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-145

ICAO Type Designator
E145

Airport ICAO Code
KCLT

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